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2016-09-27 Kabila Election Gamble Leads Congo Into Crisis
[IRIN] Kinshasa -President Joseph Kabila's bid to extend his stay in power was met with protests and violence on the streets of Kinshasa this week, with demonstrators condemning a government they accuse of failing its people.

2016-09-28 Serengeti Boys Wind Up Kigali Training, Set Off to Brazzaville
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The national U-17 soccer team (Serengeti Boys) flies to Congo Brazzaville today oozing with confidence ahead of their decisive 2017 African Youth Championship match.

2016-09-28 Plane From Uganda Crash-Lands in DR Congo
[Monitor] Hoima -A passenger plane that was flying from Uganda to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) crash-landed in Hoima District on Monday.

2016-09-28 Tanzania Upbeat to Finish Off Congo
[Daily News] The Under-17 national team, Serengeti Boys, leave for Congo Brazzaville today ready for the decisive return leg of the African Youth Championships qualifiers.

2016-09-27 Kabila and Katumbi Fight for U.S. Favours
[East African] Two well-connected Washington lobbying firms are working towards influencing the US government policy toward the Democratic Republic of Congo.

2016-09-28 UN Rights Body Should Deploy Team of Experts to DR Congo
[HRW] Thank you, Mr. President.

2016-09-28 UN Human Rights Council - Interactive Dialogue On the High Commissioner's Report
[HRW] Thank you, Mr. President.

2016-09-27 Mobile Courts Deliver Justice to Remote Areas
[Al Jazeera] Bunia -Court started on Tuesday afternoon, a day-and-a-half late. The three-day mobile court hearings focused on sexual violence cases began with the first defendant entering barefoot and wearing dirty trousers and a woman's ruffled top.

2016-09-27 Refugee Exodus From Burundi Sparks Concerns 'Overstretched' Neighbours Will Not Cope
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -Number of refugees fleeing violence, abductions and torture in Burundi has passed 300,000, the United Nations says

2016-09-27 DR Congo Hands Over 300 Refugees to Uganda
[Monitor] Koboko -Officials from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) last Friday handed over more than 300 South Sudanese refugees to representatives from the Ugandan government and the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR).

2016-09-26 DR Congo Hands Over Juba Refugees to Uganda
[Monitor] Koboko -Authorities in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), on Friday handed over more than 300 South Sudanese Refugees to Uganda and United Nation's High Commission for Refugees representatives.

2016-09-26 DR Congo Cracks Down on Gold Smugglers
[East African] The Democratic Republic of Congo has moved to end gold smuggling in South Kivu Province, and banned a Chinese firm from operating in the area.

2016-09-26 Late Equalizer Hands Bejaia Final Date With Mazembe
[CAF] Algerian side MO Bejaia reached the final thanks to a last gasp equalizer by Faouzi Rahal in their second leg semi-final clash away to FUS Rabat on Sunday in Rabat.

2016-09-26 Mazembe Reach Final As Holders Etoile Crash Out
[CAF] TP Mazembe booked their place at the final despite being held to a barren by Etoile du Sahel in the semi-final second leg on Sunday in Lubumbashi.

2016-09-26 DR Congo's Onya, Indondo Dominate Rwanda Tennis Open
[New Times] Democratic Republic of Congo's Nancy Onya beat Kenya's Shufa Changawa in three sets in the final to win the 2016 Rwanda Tennis Open women title on Sunday at Amahoro National Stadium outdoor tennis courts in Remera, Kigali.

2016-09-27 Didier Reynders Calls for Independent Investigation Into Violence in Democratic Republic of Congo
[PR Newswire] Brussels -Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders is deeply concerned about the climate of violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

2016-09-26 UN Rights Experts Call for Immediate Halt to Violent Repression of Electoral Protests in the DRC
[UN News] In relation to proposed presidential elections, two United Nations human rights experts today urged the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to put an immediate end to its disproportionate use of force against peaceful assembly and expression.

2016-09-24 Opposition Suspends Dialogue
[Deutsche Welle] Violence in Kinshasa has prompted opposition groups to suspend their role in "national dialog," according to reports from Kinshasa. This follows a UN warning that the nation is facing a "large scale crisis."

2016-09-24 Congolese Opposition Suspends Dialogue
[Deutsche Welle] Violence in Kinshasa has prompted opposition groups to suspend their role in "national dialogue," according to reports from Kinshasa. This follows a UN warning that the nation is facing a "large scale crisis."

2016-09-23 Violence Further Complicates National Dialogue
[VOA] DRC President Joseph Kabila blamed the opposition for this week's deadly protests and again endorsed dialogue. The U.N. human rights chief, however, slammed what he called the government's "extremely confrontational response" to protesters, saying at least 50 people were killed.

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